Promoting soundness from the ground-up. - About Liselle
Western Maine Horseshoeing and Trimming - Promoting soundness from the ground-up.
About Liselle

Liselle Batt is a full-time farrier providing balanced shoeing and natural trimming service for all breeds and disciplines of horses in western and central Maine.  An avid horse-owner herself, Liselle's goal is to provide to her clients the kind of farrier service she has always sought for her own horses- knowledgeable, open-minded, courteous, and patient.  

In additional to conventional shoeing options (steel or aluminum), Liselle offers glue-on and composite shoes.  She is also an authorized dealer for Renegade hoof boots, which she custom fits and sells directly off her truck to clients, insuring that "the boot you buy is the boot that fits".

Liselle graduated in 2012 from Mission Farrier School in western Washington State, one of the only farrier schools in the U.S. that blends conventional farrier science with Natural Balance shoeing and trimming principles.  Liselle is an accredited member of AAPF, and was the Maine Farriers Association secretary from 2014-2016.  She holds a B.S. in Geology and English from James Madison University and a Ph.D. in Geology from University of Idaho.

Liselle and her husband, Austin, own Butterfield Farm, a 130 acre horse and hobby apple farm in western Maine. BFF offers limited trailer-in farrier service in their heated barn, natural horsemanship training, and beginner lessons in the outdoor arena and round-pen.  In her free time, Liselle enjoys riding her QH mare Brazen and chasing the goats out of her garden.

Click here to read more about Western Maine Farrier Service in the Daily Bulldog, a local newspaper for Franklin county.

Professional Qualifications

2012 Graduate of Mission Farrier School, WA state.

MFS is one of the country's premier farrier schools. 
Curriculum includes:

  • functional anatomy including limb dissection
  • traditional craftsmanship and forging handmade shoes
  • hoof mapping and barefoot trimming
  • radiograph (x-ray) interpretation
  • shoeing solutions for pleasure, performance and therapeutic cases.
  • natural horsemanship

FMI about this school, click on the photo above or visit:

2010-2011 Apprentice to barefoot trimmer Susanne Elmer of Houston, Texas
Studied and applied trimming methods of hoof practitioner Pete Ramey to horses across southeast Texas.

Natural Horsemanship Experience
Liselle has over 15 years of experience training horses in a semi-professional capacity.  Experience includes: starting over 20 young horses under saddle,  stud handler/trainer at a QH ranch in Idaho, and training for lesson horses used in therapeutic riding programs and for pleasure and competitive trail.

 -Also serving as current MFA secretary

Additional Education & Work Experience
2011-2005 Petroleum Exploration & Research Geologist, ExxonMobil Corp.
2005-2000 Ph.D Geology, University of Idaho
1999-1995 B.S. Geology and English, James Madison University, VA

Primary Service Area: Franklin/Oxford counties

Currently serving clients in:
Wilton, Farmington, New Sharon, Chesterville, New Vineyard, Kingfield, Mount Vernon, Skowhegan, Newport, Belgrade, Augusta, Readfield, Manchester, Gardiner, Jay, Livermore, Canton, Rumford, Bethel, Andover, Norway, South Paris, Minot, Lewiston, Bowdoin, Waldoboro and more!

Trailer-in farrier service to Butterfield Farm in Wilton is available by appointment.

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